Christina Jewett 2019
Kaiser Health News
Christina Jewett is a senior correspondent with the Kaiser Health News enterprise team. She spent seven years with the Center for Investigative Reporting, where she worked with a partner and CNN on a series that uncovered widespread graft in Medicaid-funded drug rehab centers, spurring the closure of scores of centers and 11 arrests. She and colleagues won a George Polk Award for medical reporting, writing about a hospital chain that billed for an outsized rate of rare and lucrative ailments. Her work on the Food and Drug Administration’s hidden medical device database was also honored with a Barlett and Steele gold award. She previously worked at ProPublica and The Sacramento Bee. She is a graduate of Indiana University.